Kumsitz/concert this Saturday night!
- Dear Friends,
The past two Sundays we had a beautiful kumsitz in Central Park, but I decided to try a different venue this weekend. Tomorrow night is the grand opening of Cafe Roma's new Upper West Side location, so we're going to have the kumsitz there as a melave malka, and the following weekend we'll be back in Central Park, on Sunday afternoon, June 10 (see below for full info).
------- SATURDAY, JUNE 2
11pm Free kumsitz/concert with Reb Gili Houpt, Yaakov Dov Miller, and Stephanie on violin, to celebrate the opening of the new Cafe Roma pizza restaurant, 854 Amsterdam Avenue, between 101 and 102nd St. Doors open around 10:30pm until 2am; music starts around 11pm. More info: 212-875-8972
9:30pm Simply Tsfat kicks off their East Coast tour in Short Hills, NJ: Chai Center, 1 Jefferson Ave. Contact: Rabbi Bogomilsky at 973-379-3151 http://simplytsfat.com
------- SUNDAY, JUNE 3
5pm Rabbi David Zeller memorial service at the Carlebach Shul, 305 W79 St. David was an accomplished teacher and musician, who passed away tragically last week. He was a leader in the Carlebach community both in Israel and worldwide, and he touched the lives of thousands of people. Info: 212-580-2391 http://www.davidzeller.org
10am Two musical lectures with brunch in between: "The American-Jewish Immigrant Experience in Song" and "Oh What A Charming City: New York City in Folk and Popular Song." Contemporaneous readings, as well as musical recordings, make up a journey in sound. At Town & Village Synagogue, 334 E14 St. Cost: $10 brunch. Contact: 212-677-8090 http://tandv.org
7pm Maggid's Medley Storytelling Festival at Congregation B'nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights: 117 Remsen St, between Clinton & Henry St (subway: 2/3, 4/5 to Borough Hall or N/R to Court St.) Storyteller and author Yitzhak Buxbaum leads ten great Jewish spiritual storytellers in sharing tales from the deepest depths. Live music with Matisyahu Brown. Cost: $5 (includes refreshments). For more info: 347-245-0606 or http://www.jewishspirit.com
8:30pm Women's Only Performance, featuring Chanale (singer-songwriter) and comedy by Marion Hermes, star of England's largest women's only variety production "Carry On, Marion". In King's Highway, Brooklyn: Prospect Park High School Ballroom, 1601 Avenue R. Admission: $36 - all proceeds to support Keren Zichron Tzvi Yosef (tax-deductible). Plus $25 raffle for semi-custom wig (value $2000). Admission and Raffle together: $50. Info: 718-258-0898 or drozmr@...
11pm Hasid meets Hipster presents "Shul of Rock" featuring: Mr.Turner Cody from his European tour and a rare NYC appearance from Spencer Chakedis. Also, many of the finest anti-folk musicians plus the Ninth Child noise arrangement and Shauli with late nite Niggunim. Tea, coffee, cheap beer, booze + freaks galore!! FREE! At The Lucky Cat, 245 Grand St (between Driggs & Roebling) in Williamsburg (L to Bedford Ave or G to Metropolitan Ave). Info: 718-782-0437 or seth@... http://theluckycat.com
7pm Yehoram Gaon Concert at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island: 35 Hyatt St. Hosted by Nachum Segal. Yehoram Gaon has been described as "the Israeli Frank Sinatra and John Wayne rolled into one," with well-known songs "Od Lo Ahavti Dai," "Roza" and "KolHakavod." Tickets: $45 and up (fundraiser for Springville Jewish Center). Free parking across the street. More info: call Paul Goldstein @ 718-701-1155 http://yehoramgoan.net
2pm Simply Tsfat in Glastonbury, CT: Chabad Jewish Center, 25 Harris St. Contact: Rabbi Wolvovsky at 860-659-2422 http://simplytsfat.com
------- MONDAY, JUNE 4
6:30pm Simply Tsfat in Far Rockaway, NY: 508 Hicksville, between Reads Lane & Beach 6th St. Contact: Ike Tannenbaum at (516)807-3103 http://simplytsfat.com
8:45-10:30PM weekly Jewish bluegrass concert with Andy Statman, world renowned master on both clarinet and mandolin, at the Greenwich Village Synagogue, 53 Charles St near W4 St. Suggested donation: $10 (includes refreshments). More info: 212-242-6425 http://andystatman.org
------- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
7PM Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House) Dance Party/Workshop at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave @W76 St. Live klezmer music by some of New York's hottest musicians. Cost: $10 at the door. Info: contact Pete Rushefsky at 917-326-9659 or prushefsky@... http://ctmd.org
*NOTE: See Below
------- THURSDAY, JUNE 7
7:30pm Simply Tsfat in Belle Harbor, Queens: Congregation Ohab Zedek, 134-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Ccontact: Rabbi Tomsky (203) 530-1700 http://simplytsfat.com
8:45-10:30PM Andy Statman plays his weekly Music of the Mystics concert: klezmer with some toe-tapping bluegrass thrown in, on both clarinet and mandolin, At the Greenwich Village Synagogue, 53 Charles St near W4 St. Suggested donation: $10 (includes refreshments). More info: 212-242-6425 http://andystatman.org
------- FRIDAY, JUNE 8
7:30pm the weekly Shabbat Oasis: every Friday night leave the frenetic pace of the week behind, and enter a space of tranquility and warmth: Zohar study with Rabbi Dovber Pinson, niggunim (mystical song), kabbalat shabbat service, kiddush, wine and pastries. Free of charge and open to all. At Iyyun Center for Jewish Enrichment, 316 Bergen St, Brooklyn: btwn 3rd and 4th Ave. Info: 718-393-8506 http://iyyun.com
------- FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 8-9
Simply Tsfat Shabbaton at The Young Israel of Long Beach, 120 Long Beach Blvd. Shabbos meals at the shul, be reservation. Concert Sat night 9:30PM - tickets: $18. Info: 516-359-3645 cwakslak@... http://simplytsfat.com
------- FRIDAY-MONDAY, JUNE 8-11
The Sydenham Choir from South Africa, famous for their beautiful Chazzanut, on tour in NY. Three concerts: at The Hampton Synagogue, in Montclair, NJ, and Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Info: 847-678-4711 http://www.sydenhamchoir.com http://boxofficetickets.com/sydenhamchoir
------- SUNDAY, JUNE 10
5:30-7:30pm my musical kumsitz in Central Park! Enter the park from Central Park West at W96 St and turn right (or at W93 and turn left), and look for us between CPW and the Park Drive. Bring along any musical instruments and blankets to sit on (and if you want, some kosher snacks or drinks to share). If you have any questions send me an email (rebgili@... or just reply to this message), or call me on Sunday if it looks like rain to find out if we're still on: 646-706-3076
5:30 Simply Tsfat in concert & BBQ at Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island, 289 Harold St, corner of Bradley Ave. Contact: Rabbi Katzman @ 718-370-8953 http://simplytsfat.com
------- MONDAY, JUNE 11
Shlomo Katz Concert in Passaic: looking for a house/basement to host this event for about 50 ppl (men and women). If you are interested in hosting contact Lisa at 917-543-3575 or lmechanick@...
------- TUESDAY, JUNE 12
7-11pm JICNY's Passport to the World Gala event at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E27 St, between Fifth and Madison Aves. The indoor street fair will feature the sounds, tastes and entertainment from some of the world's most exciting and exotic cities at the indoor street fair. Play Moroccan drums, sip a French champagne cocktail, enjoy surprise performances from all over the world. Price: $140 ($160 afer June 5). For more info, call Maral Yashar at 646.519.4261 or see http://jicny.com
9pm Rashanim & Friends and Yoshie Fruchter's Pitom, performing in Brooklyn: at Zebulon, 258 Wythe Ave. Free admission! Info: 718.218.6934 http://rashanim.com http://yoshiefruchter.com http://zebuloncafeconcert.com
------- FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 15-16
Musical Shabbaton & Saturday Night Concert with Pey Dalid, at The Carlebach Shul, 305 W79 St. Cost for Friday night dinner: $40 (first-timers $30). Concert 10PM: $15 (includes light refreshments). Info: 212-580-2391 http://carlebachshul.org
Shabbaton in NJ at the Carlebach shul of Teaneck, with special musical guest chazzan & speaker Rabbi Baruch Melman. Call 201-708-6629 or see http://carlebachteaneck.com
------- SUNDAY, JUNE 17
3pm Idan Raichel Concert Central Park at Summerstage in Central Park: enter the park from the east side at 69 St (or walk across from the west side at 72nd St).
Idan Raichel is an Israeli keyboardist and composer who merges the Ethiopian and European music traditions, featuring Ethiopian, Yemenite Jew and Arab musicians. Info: 212-360-2756 http://summerstage.org
------- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
7:30pm annual cantorial concert "In The Spirit of Yossele" commemorating the yahrtzeit of the legendary Chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt. In Riverdale, NY, at the Riverdale Jewish Center, 3700 Independence Ave. This year's event highlighted by world premiere of two never before heard Yossele compositions performed by Cantor Joseph Malovany, of Fifth Avenue Synagogue. Also featuring Cantor Naftali Herstik of Jerusalem Great Synagogue, Cantor Azi Schwartz and choir of Park East Synagogue, and Cantor Shimon Craimer of RJC. Cantor Daniel Gildar will accompany on piano. Tickets $36 (an extra $14 includes boxed dinner and round trip transportation from Boro Park or Midtown). Info: 718-548-1850 or yossele07@...
7pm MOSHAV & Blue Fringe Concert in Englewood, NJ: at Space Odyssey USA, 491 S Dean St. All Ages. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Info: bpsz18@... or https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/84411
Have a great Shabbos!
*NOTE: For all the above events so noted, the issue of Kol Isha may
apply; consult your local Rabbinic authority for more info, and see